apostatize

[ uh-pos-tuh-tahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF apostatize
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But his wife and one of his daughters refused to apostatize with him.

The upshot was that he advised Nathan not to apostatize too suddenly.

This was an eye-sore to the law-church, who deemed the very existence of these men, who refused to apostatize, a libel on her.

He then returned to Cologne, where he again met Bucer and Melanchthon, who were endeavoring to induce the bishop to apostatize.

The Saints did continue to suffer much persecution, some did apostatize, others did die of exposure, disease and privation.

This was an eye-sore to the Law-Church, who deemed the very existence of these men who had refused to apostatize, a libel on her.

God grant that under like persecution I do not apostatize more deeply.

If ever he did apostatize, he was bound by a solemn promise to the Emperor of Morocco to turn Mussulman.

In former times, the Christians who refused to apostatize were summarily consigned to execution.

Thus the import of the question is: Is it natural to apostatize and never to repent of it?

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Late Latin apostatizare, earlier apostatare, from apostata (see apostate). Related: Apostatized; apostatizing. The past participle form apostazied is attested from late 14c.

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